Animated Film directors and animation creators that were never nominated for an Academy Award had help with Academy Award animated feature and short film or live action filmsby adog1990 | created - 27 May 2013 | updated - 26 Aug 2013 | Public
2. Ralph Bakshi
Director | Wizards
Ralph Bakshi worked his way up from Brooklyn and became an animation legend. Born on October 29, 1938, in Haifa, Bakshi grew up in Brownsville after his family came to New York to escape World War II. Bakshi attended the Thomas Jefferson High School and was later transferred to the High School of ...
6. Richard Rich
Director | The Black Cauldron
Richard Rich (born May 1, 1949 in Orlando, Florida) is a director and producer, known for The Black Cauldron (1985), The Fox and the Hound (1981) and The Swan Princess (1994). Works at Disney, Warner Bros, Columbia, Lionsgate and Universal., But the studio naked RichCrest Studios, but he make a ...
7. Don Bluth
Director | Anastasia
Don Bluth was one of the chief animators at Disney to come to the mantle after the great one's death. He eventually became the animation director for such films as The Rescuers (1977) and Pete's Dragon (1977). Unfortunately, the quality of animation that Disney was producing at this point was not ...
9. Nelson Shin
Producer | Wanghu simcheong
Nelson Shin is the founder and president of Akom Productiion Co., Ltd. In the seventies, Shin worked as an animator at the DePatie-Freleng studio, where he worked on the "Pink Panther" films. He founded Akom in 1985, located in Seoul, South Korea. Much of the animation Shin's studio produced has ...
14. Abe Levitow
Director | The Phantom Tollbooth
Abe Levitow was an important member of the Chuck Jones production unit during the latter stages of the Golden Age of Animation. He animated some of the best-loved Looney Tunes cartoons of the 1950's, like Deduce, You Say (1956), Ali Baba Bunny (1957) and Robin Hood Daffy (1958). First signing on ...
19. Rob Minkoff
Director | The Lion King
Rob Minkoff was born on August 11, 1962 in Palo Alto, California, USA as Robert Ralph Minkoff. He is a producer and director, known for The Lion King (1994), Stuart Little 2 (2002) and The Forbidden Kingdom (2008). He has been married to Crystal Kung since September 29, 2007.
20. Gary Trousdale
Director | The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Gary Trousdale was born in La Crescenta, California. His fascination with animation was fostered as a child, where he drew cartoons from an elementary school age. He planned to become an architect, but decided instead to study animation at CalArts, where he studied for three years. He was hired in ...
23. Tony Bancroft
Director | Mulan
Tony Bancroft has spent the past 16 years developing his skills as an Animator/Director with Walt Disney Feature Animation, Sony Imageworks, and currently with Toonacious Family Entertainment, his own animation studio.
Tony was accepted into the exclusive, Disney-sponsored California Institute of ...
24. Barry Cook
Director | Mulan
Barry Cook was born and raised in Nashville, TN, USA. He began making films at the age of ten on the family super 8 camera. He won two prizes in the local PBS-sponsored Young Filmakers Festival with "The Vampire" and "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" at the age of twelve. During summers, he and his brother...
25. Matt Stone
Music_department | South Park
Matt Stone was born on May 26, 1971 in Houston, Texas, USA as Matthew Richard Stone. He is known for his work on South Park (1997), South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999) and Team America: World Police (2004). He has been married to Angela Howard since 2008. They have two children.
26. Matt Groening
Writer | The Simpsons
Growing up in Portland, Oregon, Matt Groening did not particularly like school, which is what originally turned him towards drawing. In the mid-1980s, he moved to Los Angeles and started drawing a comic strip named "Life in Hell", which eventually became published in the newspaper where he worked. ...
29. Bruce W. Smith
Writer | The Proud Family
Bruce W. Smith is a feature film character animator, director and television producer. He is best known as the creator and executive producer of the Disney Channel hit show The Proud Family and for supervising the animation of the evil villain Dr. Facilier in the Walt Disney animated film The ...
32. Eric Goldberg
Animation_department | Looney Tunes: Back in Action
Eric Goldberg was born on May 1, 1955 in Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA as Eric A. Goldberg. He is known for his work on Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003), Fantasia 2000 (1999) and The Princess and the Frog (2009). He has been married to Susan Goldberg since August 7, 1982. They have two children.
34. Jun Falkenstein
Director | The Tigger Movie
Jun Falkenstein has been an animation director, writer, and story artist for the past 25 years. She grew up in Laguna Beach, California, and received a B.A. from USC's prestigious School of Cinema-Television in 1991. She made her television directorial debut in 1994 with the Hanna Barbera TV movie,...
35. John Wilson
Animation_department | Grease
John was wounded in WWII, while serving in the British Army "Desert Rats", in North Africa. Being a graphic artist, on return to England, he started as asst. art director at Pinewood Studio, with David Lean. Seeing a note on the studio notice board asking for cartoonists and artists to apply at GBA...
36. Mark Dindal
Writer | Chicken Little
Mark Dindal was born on May 15, 1960 in Columbus, Ohio, USA as Mark Louis Dindal. He is known for his work on Chicken Little (2005), The Emperor's New Groove (2000) and Cats Don't Dance (1997). He has been married to Samie Maeda since August 29, 1981. They have two children. Mark Dindal works on ...
37. Satoshi Kon
Writer | Tôkyô goddofâzâzu
Satoshi Kon was born in 1963. He studied at the Musashino College of the Arts. He began his career as a Manga artist. He then moved to animation and worked as a background artist on many films (including Roujin Z (1991) by 'Katsuhiro Otomo'). Then, in 1995, he wrote an episode of the anthology film ...
40. George Daugherty
Music_department | Peter and the Wolf
Born in Pendleton, Indiana, George Daugherty attended Butler University Jordan College of Music, Indiana University, and The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. At the age of 19, he formed The Pendleton Festival Symphony, which grew into a professional summer orchestra which ...
41. Gabor Csupo
Producer | Rugrats
Gabor Csupo is a Hungarian animator, film director, and producer. He has had a long career, but he is better known as the co-founder of animation studio Klasky Csupo. The other major co-founder was his business partner and wife Arlene Klasky.
Csupo was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1952. At the time ...
42. Seth Green
Actor | Austin Powers in Goldmember
Seth Green has starred in numerous films and television series including the Austin Powers trilogy, The Italian Job (2003), Without a Paddle (2004), Party Monster (2003), Can't Hardly Wait (1998), Old Dogs (2009) and dozens more, including starring roles in Sexy Evil Genius (2013), The Story of Luke...